American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A band of tough, inelastic fibrous tissue that connects a muscle with its bony attachment.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A band or layer of dense fibrous tissue at the end of a muscle for attachment to a hard part, or interposed between two muscular bellies, usually where the direction of the muscle is changed; a sinew: said especially of such structures when rounded or cord-like, very broad flat tendons being commonly called fasciæ and aponeuroses. Tendons are directly continuous, at one end, with the periosteum, or fibrous investment of bones, and at the other with the fascial tissue which invests and interpenetrates the bundles of muscular tissue. The tissue or substance of tendons is quite like that of ligament, fascia, etc., being dense white fibrous or ordinary connective tissue, usually entirely inelastic and inextensible, though there are some exceptions to this rule. They are attached to bones by perfect continuity of their tissue with the periosteum, and are not notably different from the ligaments of joints. They are the strongest substances of the body, often sustaining strains under which muscle is ruptured and bone fractured. Some tendons are prone to ossify, as those of the leg of the turkey, and all sesamoid bones are ossifications in tendon, as the patella of the knee. See cut under
- n. anatomy A tough band of inelastic fibrous tissue that connects a muscle with its bony attachment.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Anat.) A tough insensible cord, bundle, or band of fibrous connective tissue uniting a muscle with some other part; a sinew.
- n. a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment
- From Middle French tendon. (Wiktionary)
- Medieval Latin tendō, tendōn-, alteration (influenced by Latin tendere, to stretch) of Greek tenōn. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The area just above the Achilles tendon is swollen and sore, so that even sitting around is uncomfortable and any kind of light contact with that area is surprisingly painful.”
““A rupture of the Achilles tendon is suspected,” says a rep for AC Milan, where Beckham has been on loan since January.”
“The strained tendon is Arenas's right ankle will be reevaluated "on Sunday or Monday," he said, adding that he remains optimistic that Arenas can return for the home opener next Tuesday.”
“Sort of like a slightly rubbery proscuitto, the beef tendon is cut paper thin and served cold, covered in an oily hot dressing.”
“RW Corey Perry, sidelined by a lacerated right quad tendon, is expected to be out for another three weeks or so.”
“A tendon from the kneecap was used for the ACL, and a cadaver tendon was used for the posterior lateral ligament.”
“We see four to five times increased incidence in tendon and muscle ruptures in my practice compared to what we saw 10 years ago," he says.”
“Ciccotti, entailed grafting a tendon from the kneecap of a cadaver.”
“His right lateral hamstring tendon is no longer swollen.”
“Ciccotti used a strip of tendon from the kneecap of a cadaver.”
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